BBC Sport - Sunderland 1-0 Stoke: Victory gives us hope - Charlie Oatway
Victory gives Sunderland hope - Oatway
- From the section Football
First-team coach Charlie Oatway says Sunderland's 1-0 win over Stoke gives the club "hope and belief" as they move out of the bottom three for the first time since August.
Adam Johnson was on target for Sunderland, but the home side struggled to increase their advantage despite Stoke having Steven N'Zonzi sent off for a second bookable offence early in the second half.
The result gives Sunderland boss Gus Poyet his fifth league win of the season and lifts his side two points clear of the relegation zone.